Is Mold Common in HVAC Air Ducts?
HVAC systems are designed to provide comfortable interior climates for occupants whether they want cool or warm air. Because of how they function, moisture can fill HVAC air duct systems. And due to this, mold is likely to grow within them.
Mold spores rely a lot on moisture to grow, and air ducts provide the perfect environment. Due to this, it’s important that you get your air ducts inspected at least twice a year, to ensure that mold doesn’t hinder the performance of your HVAC.
But if you do happen to have mold in your HVAC ducts, call for Richardson mold remediation services right away at (972) 690-1414.
How Do I Know if I Have Mold in my Air Ducts?
If you’re not entirely sure that you have mold in your air ducts, always look out for these two key indicators:
1. Musty Smell
A dank, musty odor is a common indicator of mold growth. If you recognize such a smell within a single area of your property (or on your property as a whole), it’s possible that you have mold in your air ducts.
2. Visible Mold
If mold has accumulated over time, it’s possible that you can easily spot the mold without thoroughly inspecting your air ducts.
There is a wide variety of different molds that appear in various colors. But typically, black mold is most commonly found in air ducts.
Black mold is not difficult to identify; it can appear as black spots that are lined on the surfaces of your HVAC system.
What Do I Do if There’s Mold in My Air Ducts?
As soon as you discover that there’s mold in your air ducts, you should call for a professional right away. Specifically, you should call for Richardson mold remediation services.
Mold remediation services will send over industry professionals who are trained to tackle mold. They will thoroughly inspect and assess the damage that has occurred and will immediately get to work.
Depending on the severity of your situation, your contractors will apply certain methods to the task at hand along with the use of state-of-the-art equipment (i.e. dehumidifiers and vacuums). And after they extract the mold, clean, and sanitize, they will restore your air ducts if possible.
Before you hire a contractor, it’s important that you do your research and hire the most qualified professional. If you need a headstart in your research, feel free to browse SERVPRO’s website and see why we’re Richardson’s #1 mold remediation experts.
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If you find yourself needing only the most experienced Richardson mold remediation experts, look no further than SERVPRO.
For any inquiries, you can call us at (972) 690-1414 or visit our contact page.